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Don’t let the winter cold slow down your concert-going experience. Here’s a look at six shows that could help warm you up during the first month of 2018.
Gina Chavez (Jan. 16): An award-winning Latin-influenced folk, blues and traditional pop singer plans to take the audience “on a journey through the Americas” with her bilingual songs. The Temple Theater, 1011 Locust St. 7:30 p.m. $33-$57. More information at dmpa.org.
Jessica Manning (Jan. 20): The self-described alternative R&B artist from Minneapolis brings her show to downtown Des Moines. Iowa’s own Courtney Krause and Lily DeTaeye are slated to open. Vaudeville Mews, 212 4th St. 10 p.m. $10. More information at vaudevillemews.com.
Pokey LaFarge (Jan. 21): This Hinterland Music Festival alum and Midwestern native returns to Des Moines’ East Village, bringing with him a collection of blues and folk songs. The comes comes following the release of LaFarge’s 2017 album, “Manic Revelations.” Wooly’s, 504 E. Locust. 7:30 p.m. $20-$22. More information at woolysdm.com.
Samantha Fish (Jan. 26): The Kansas City-based rising blues star returns to Des Moines for a one-night only show in the Drake neighborhood. Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave. 8 p.m. $20. More information at leftyslivemusic.com.
The Nadas (Jan. 26): The tenured Iowa-born folk rock group celebrates the release of its latest studio album, “One Louder.” Wooly’s, 504 E. Locust. 8 p.m. $20-$25. More information at woolysdm.com.
Marilyn Manson (Jan. 30): A staple of 1990s and 2000s alternative metal, Marilyn Manson returns to Des Moines following the release of his 10th studio album, “Heaven Upside Down.” Alice Glass is slated to open the show. Seven Flags Event Center, 2100 NW 100th St., Clive. 7 p.m. $40-$45. More information at sevenflagseventcenter.com.